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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 18, 2011 7:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Lady Frankenstein

Does anyone know if any of the other versions of Lady Frankenstein are Public Domain?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 19, 2011 4:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

The 1971 movie itself is here at IA, so I'm assuming it's PD. I couldn't find a NIE at copyright.gov for the German version, but it isn't required for the movie to be GATT'ed. Your copy could be Ok to post, as I'm unsure that it would be eligible for GATT protection. That's not much help.

Video-Cellar would know.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 18, 2011 11:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

Other versions? If you have one, check the opening or closing credits for a notice. If you can't find one, it should be ok.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 18, 2011 11:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

...it's German. So I'm not sure about GATT or anything else that could be keeping it from being PD. It's about 5 minutes longer, widescreen, and has a German dub with no subtitles.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 19, 2011 6:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

Wasn't it directed by Mel Wells? I don't think it qualifies as a foreign film even though they used foriegn actors which is why we have a couple of English language copies here. I don't think the GATT monster got this one, but I'm no authority. Maybe Video Cellar or Moongleam could chime in on this one. I think it would make an interesting addition to the Archive if it's pd. It would be cool also if we could get a widescreen copy of an English language print, as I'm sure there's got to be one floating around out ther somewhere.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 19, 2011 6:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

I guess I never thought of that... The only thing German about the movie is the German dub... and the credits are in German and they appear to be crediting the voice actors (because the names are different than in the English version here) but yeah, I was thinking that if someone was feeling really ambitious they could try to synch up the English audio with the widescreen print and leave the German audio in the extra/extended scenes. But yeah, I really hope it's PD, I'd love to upload a widescreen print.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 20, 2011 12:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Lady Frankenstein

One problem with the German dubbing is that it may constitute a new work derived from the original which MIGHT make it eligable for GATT. I hope someone with more expertise weighs in and lets us know for sure. I'm pretty sure this film came out originally in widescreen but I've never seen any prints in that format so far.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 20, 2011 9:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

Yes, it appears to be an original widescreen print, i.e there is more picture than in any fullscreen prints I've seen.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 20, 2011 8:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

Well, looking forward to seeing it if it clears.

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Poster: HektorT Date: Jun 21, 2011 8:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

I thought Lady Frankenstein was already on here. Anyway, it's published by PD houses like Alpha and Mill Creek. GATT provides that if the movie was originally released outside the US and not in the US within the next 30 days then it is GATT eligible unless the copyright holders are all American. If memory serves me correctly in italy the copyright holders are Director, Screenwriter and Soundtrack author. This movie was originally released in Italy and the Director and screenwriter look to be American, but the soundtrack writer appears to be Italian (just guessing from the information on IMDB). If they are all American then it's not GATT eligible. But even one is not, then if it was an American production and they signed a work for hire contract then they don't hold copyright and it would still not be GATT eligible. It's probably not possible to say from the easily accessible publically available information, but I think this movie is generally treated as PD.

If you do a google search you can find widescreen versions on ebay and amazon. I think the German dub is not PD, but no problem with the visual part if you take out the Germans.

This post was modified by HektorT on 2011-06-21 15:21:18

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 21, 2011 9:20am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

alright. I'll upload a silent version and hopefully someone will be ambitious enough to try and synch up some audio to it. thanks.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 21, 2011 6:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

...here it is, Silent since the German Dub probably isn't PD.

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Poster: derkman96 Date: Jun 21, 2011 6:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Video Cellar or Moongleam... Lady Frankenstein

...here it is, Silent since the German Dub probably isn't PD.

(Forgot to include the link....)
http://www.archive.org/details/LadyFrankensteinGermanExtendedCut_Silent_